Weather Forecasting Articles

  • News from the Road Maintenance Depot in Offenburg, Germany

    In winter 2015, we equipped our fleet with the first mobile pavement sensor MARWIS to improve our winter service. For this first application in Offenburg, we integrated the innovative sensor into the existing monitoring software "TraceMate" from blueworld. based in Cologne, Germany. It displays the MARWIS data in matching colors on a map. ...

  • Weather forecasting under extreme conditions in Russia - Megafon Russia - Case Study

    The National Weather Service in Russia has about 1.800 weather stations which are distributed over the entire area of Russia. That's not enough to cover weather extremes everywhere. So the Russian National Weather Service wants to create a compression ratio of measurement points. In order to achieve the budget targets, our customer decided to buy our all-in-one sensor WS600-UMB. According to ...

  • Weather Information Service Engine Project (WISE)

    Weather Information Service Engine Project (WISE) is dedicated to resolve urban environmental issues including high-resolution weather forecasting, urban flooding prediction, road meteorology and urban carbon dynamics, and new urban service systems to minimize and mitigate the impacts of natural disasters and climate change on urban dwellers. WISE is targeting South Korea’s capitol, ...


    By Apogee Instruments, Inc.

  • 12 Tips for Safer Winter Driving

    Driving requires all the care and caution possible any time of year. But winter driving has even greater challenges because of wet and icy road surfaces, longer hours of darkness and poor visibility because of snow, rain and fog. Here are twelve tips to help you drive more safely this winter. Allow enough time to get to your destination. Rushing in difficult driving ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Urban pluvial flood prediction: a case study evaluating radar rainfall nowcasts and numerical weather prediction models as model inputs

    Flooding produced by high-intensive local rainfall and drainage system capacity exceedance can have severe impacts in cities. In order to prepare cities for these types of flood events – especially in the future climate – it is valuable to be able to simulate these events numerically, both historically and in real-time. There is a rather untested potential in real-time prediction of urban ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Summer Working

    It is finally that time of the year again when England has a slight glimpse of a summer.  Whilst this is a joyous occurrence for sun worshippers it can become a real problem for outdoor workers. If working outside cannot be rescheduled to be undertaken during cooler periods with the least ultraviolet effects, then other controls need to be put in place to protect workers. Firstly, workers ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies

    Reservoir managers look to storm predictions to make smarter choices about dam operations Last year, New York City faced an unusual situation. An epic winter in the city’s Delaware River watershed brought heavy snow and very little rain. Stubborn cold meant there was no snowmelt to refill water-supply reservoirs, even as the city’s 9.5 million residents were draining them dry. A ...


    By Ensia

  • Proposing a new semi-parametric weather generator algorithm and comparison of six algorithms for non-precipitation climatic variables

    Six different weather generator models were compared. The first two models (M1 and M2) use a first-order autoregressive daily model and the third model (M3) uses a newly proposed semi-parametric method to reproduce the correlation and autocorrelation of the variables. Three other models (M1-2, M2-2 and M3-2) are the combinations of these models with an adjustment algorithm for the low-frequency ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Big climate report: Warming is big risk for people

    If you think of climate change as a hazard for some far-off polar bears years from now, you're mistaken. That's the message from top climate scientists gathering in Japan this week to assess the impact of global warming. In fact, they will say, the dangers of a warming Earth are immediate and very human. "The polar bear is us," says Patricia Romero Lankao of the federally financed National Center ...


    By Associated Press

  • Guide for Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy - A Caring for Climate Report

    Executive Summary This report is not designed to make the case that climate change—or global warming—is the greatest threat facing the world today. Climate scientists from across the globe, as well as military and economic analysts, have already established the severity of the issue and the scale of the challenge. And neither is this report designed to make the case ...

  • A methodology for probabilistic real-time forecasting – an urban case study

    The phenomenon of urban flooding due to rainfall exceeding the design capacity of drainage systems is a global problem and can have significant economic and social consequences. The complex nature of quantitative precipitation forecasts (QPFs) from numerical weather prediction (NWP) models has facilitated a need to model and manage uncertainty. This paper presents a probabilistic approach for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparison of statistical methods for downscaling daily precipitation

    There are several statistical downscaling methods available for generating local-scale meteorological variables from large-scale model outputs. There is still no universal single method, or group of methods, that is clearly superior, particularly for downscaling daily precipitation. This paper compares different statistical methods for downscaling daily precipitation from numerical weather ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of ceres-wheat simulation of wheat production in China

    Crop models have been used extensively to assess the impacts of environmental change, but few studies have evaluated their performance at the regional scale. Here, we evaluate the performance of CERES-Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in simulating regional spatial and temporal characteristics of wheat production in China. The model uses genetic coefficients of representative cultivars within ...

  • Monitoring weather and climate from space

    State of the art weather forecasting, which has become an essential part of everyday life in Europe, would be almost  unthinkable without the reliable operational service delivered by Europe’s meteorological satellite organisation – EUMETSAT. The high-quality data and images are especially relevant in the context of severe weather situations and eather-related natural disasters. They are ...

  • Book Review: Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts

    Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts, edited by Richard W. Katz and Allan H. Murphy. Cambridge Press, 2005. 222pp. ISBN 0-521-43571-4 (paperback)Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Incentive Contract and Weather Risk

    We study contracts designed to remunerate a farmer for the production of an ecosystem service with the payment dependent on the results of the farmer’s actions and on weather conditions. Two contracts are proposed: the first takes into account both the results of the farmer’s actions and a weather variable that reflects the actual atmospheric conditions during the life of the contract; the second ...


    By Springer

  • Four-dimensional data assimilation method based on SVD: Theoretical aspect

    A new method of four-dimensional data assimilation based on Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) is proposed. In it, a set of atmospheric states is obtained by integrating a numerical weather prediction model and simulated observations are taken and calculated from the model variables. Then the SVD technique is used to create the base vectors from this coupled data set. Finally, the analysis is ...


    By Springer

  • EMEP Eulerian model for acid deposition over Europe

    A 3-D Eulerian acid deposition model has been developed at MSC-W. The model has approximately 50 km horizontal resolution with 20 vertical layers, of which 10 are below 2 km. Meteorological input, from a dedicated weather prediction model, is updated at six-hour intervals. Emission inventories for SO2, NOx (NO + NO2) and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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